Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Consumer Affairs (Personal Financial Management Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to general education core curriculum and degree requirements, this major requires specialized courses in consumer education, family and personal resource management, family finance, consumer law, family financial counseling and family policy.
  3. Students participate in an internship in a related area.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  7. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103 
Mathematics Component Code 0203Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3 
Choose 1 of the following:3  
 13 12 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CA 13473Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
FM 23353ACC 23013 
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603 
Component Area Option Codes 0903Component Area Option Codes 0903 
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303  
 15 12 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CA 33513CA 33523CA 23413
FCS 33033Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803CA 33423
Minor3Minor (Advanced)6 
Advanced Elective3  
ID 2321 or FM 33363  
 15 12 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
ECO 2301 (TCCN ECON 1301)3HDFS 1355 or 43583CA 43013
Minor6Advanced CA, FM, HDFS, ID or NUTR Elective3Minor3
COMM 4327, 3358, or MC 43813Electives5 
CA 43413CA 43423 
 15 14 6
Total Hours: 120